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Putting those gorgeous bottle tops to use, fashioning them into unique and personal stemmed glassware.  The Kinkajou up-cycles again.
Named after the large South
American bird with great balance the Jabiru is a bottle top stem. Putting those
gorgeous bottle tops to use, fashioning them into unique and personal stemmed
glassware.
Named after the large South American bird with great balance the Jabiru is a bottle top stem. Putting those gorgeous bottle tops to use, fashioning them into unique and personal stemmed glassware.
981 backers pledged $75,526 to help bring this project to life.

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About the Jabiru

Named after the large South American bird with great balance the Jabiru is a bottle top stem. 

My design was meant to increase the usefulness of the Kinkajou, providing users with more unique glassware options.  It's a simple idea that lead to a simple design that can make your personalized glassware a hit at any party.

With the design completed and several prototypes later, the Jabiru is ready for the world, all it needs is a small financial push of $15,000 to get the first large manufacturing run going.  The Kinkajou was my first kickstarter project and with all the unique glassware produced, bottle tops were all of a sudden in great supply and I wanted to put them to use as well.  I spent some time finishing the edges on the cut bottle top and came up with the idea of the Jabiru.  The Jabiru is a bottle top stem that slips easily onto virtually all bottle tops to provide a leak free base.  The Jabiru is designed to fit all sizes of bottles, from small to large, providing a stable base for all bottle types.  All of a sudden personalized glassware options have doubled.  

Jabiru Snow Edition

Jabiru Snow Edition
Jabiru Snow Edition

Jabiru Onyx Edition

Jabiru Onyx Edition
Jabiru Onyx Edition

Jabiru Crystal Edition

Jabiru Crystal Edition
Jabiru Crystal Edition


Jabiru Friday Night Fun Edition


Specifications for the Jabiru have been tested and modified to ensure a high quality and effective product.  The manufacturer is ready to start pumping them out, packaging them and sending them out to trendy consumers everywhere.

Jabiru Packaging
Jabiru Packaging

Limited Edition Kinkajou: Electric Orange

Bottle Cutting Inc. Sticker Pack

Cutting a bottle with a Kinkajou

Manufacturing

We need your support to start production.  Upon reaching the financial goal of the project, the manufacturing will commence and all the backers will have helped to create another unique up-cycling do it yourself product.

I also wanted to take the time to thanks my wife and kids for supporting me during all the long weeks / months and travel around the world to make this a reality. I could not have done it without them.

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Risks and challenges

The experience gained with the first Kickstarter project will be invaluable in the process of launching the Jabiru. I now have a strong relationship with a trusted manufacturer, experience with shipping products from overseas and in successfully promoting and selling products online. Many lessons that were learned along the way, and a strong commitment to providing a great product create the foundation upon which the Jabiru is being built. Although, I cannot fully guarantee there will be no issues in the manufacturing process, unforeseen issues can come up that could delay production. I am fairly confident everything will go smoothly, as the Jabiru is only two parts where the Kinkajou was over 70.

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    Pledge $1 or more, Thank You! I really appreciate your help! For your generosity you will get access to backer exclusive updates and notifications.

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    BOTTLE CUTTING INC. STICKER PACK. With a pledge of $5.00 you will receive 4 stickers.
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    EARLY BIRDS!!! Help me get started. The first 250 backers of this reward will get one Jabiru Bottle Top Stem Set (any one of the four sets, Snow, Onyx, Crystal, Friday Night Fun)

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    JABIRU BOTTLE TOP STEM set: SNOW EDITION

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    JABIRU BOTTLE TOP STEM set: ONYX EDITION.
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    JABIRU BOTTLE TOP STEM set: CRYSTAL EDITION.
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    JABIRU BOTTLE TOP STEM set: FRIDAY NIGHT FUN EDITION.
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    BOTTLE CUTTING STARTER KIT: Receive One Kinkajou Bottle Cutter (any of the four available colors: bright white, deep black, fresh green, cherry red) + One Kinkajou Finishing Kit + One Replacement Cutting Wheel + One Jabiru Bottle Top Stem Kit (any of the available sets). Everything you need to start creating your own unique glassware.
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    LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE CUTTING STARTER KIT ELECTRIC ORANGE: Receive One Kinkajou Bottle Cutter - Electric Orange + One Kinkajou Finishing Kit + One Replacement Cutting Wheel + One Jabiru Bottle Top Stem Kit (any of the available sets). Everything you need to start creating your own unique glassware.
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    ENTREPRENEURIAL CONSULTING: Have a great idea and want some help getting off the ground? This reward will entitle you to 5 hours of one on one time with me. Topics to be discussed, patents, manufacturing, raising awareness for your idea, marketing, what worked for me and what didn’t (just to name a few). Via Skype or over the phone only.

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